Julia R. Zimmerman
2000 - 2020
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It saddens us to announce the death of Julia Renee Zimmerman, our Peanut, whose life was taken from her in a horrific automobile accident.
She was born April 6, 2000, and left this earthly world to join God's heavenly home on June 26, 2020
Throughout her 20 years, Julia carried a smile on her face every day, which she shared with everyone around her to make our lives a little brighter. She always wanted everyone around her to be happy. She loved to laugh and joke, spend time with friends and family and travel. Malice was not a part of her character, she loved everyone and everything, especially her little kitten Boo!
Julia marveled at this beautiful world. The oceans, lakes, rivers, beaches and mountains. Her dreams included seeing every corner of the world and interacting with everyone she could meet. We looked forward to seeing those places with her, but with faith we believe she will now be able to realize those dreams and that she will be our guide when we join her in God's hands.
We will cherish the time we were blessed to share with her and will miss her every moment of every day. The family is grateful to have the support and prayers from all who loved her and whose lives she touched.
Surviving are her parents, Jean and Ron Zimmerman; grandparents Michael and Connie Loeffl and Joan Zimmerma; sisters Morgan (Jarrod) Phillips, Keihly Hart-Zimmerman (Cameron Moore/Ryan Hart); uncles Michael and James Loeffl, Steve Zimmerman and great-uncle Benjo Masilungan; aunts Pat and Kay Loeffl, and Kris Zimmerman, Great Aunt: Phyl and uncle Ed Van Kirk; cousins Christopher, Matthew, Jamie, Colin (Heather), Lee (Dave), Jas (Zach); niece Adrianna; nephews Cohen, Cooper and Jaxon; her sweet kitten Boo; and so many loving friends around the world.
She was preceded in death by her Grandpa Papa Bob Zimmerman; great-uncles Anthony Corso and Dick Rosbrough; and great-aunts Jan Corso and Shirley Rosbrough.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a drive-by visitation to be held 5-8 p.m. July 9, 2020, in front of Sturgis High School, 216 Vinewood Ave. Please show your love and support for Julia and her family by passing by the front of the school in your car. You are welcome to make signs to hold up, wave as you go by or simply pause for a moment in front of her picture. Please do not get out of your vehicle at any time and be courteous to others in line.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 10, 2020, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, with a fellowship to follow at 1 p.m. at Sturgis Elks Lodge. Social distancing will be practiced at both the church and the Elks Lodge, with outdoor areas and mask required.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be directed to St. Joseph County Animal Control, P.O. Box 252, Centreville, MI 49032, as Julia loved animals.

Her obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Sturgis Journal from Jun. 30 to Jul. 1, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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July 10, 2020
There are no words only tears for losing Julia. She was our neighborhood child and a lovely young lady. We are heartbroken for your loss, Jean & Ron. You and your family are in our thoughts with love,
The Martins, Dan and Debbie
Debbie & Dan Martin
Friend
July 9, 2020
Michele & Tom Drennan
Acquaintance
July 8, 2020
Julia is laughing and smiling in heaven with God. Our memories of Julia will always be in our hearts. Julia shared a lot of good memories and times with my family. At the daycare, she loved doing the activities and spending time with Ciera, Carissa, and Cody. Julia liked going to Girl Scouts and camping. Julia was outgoing and a fun kid to be around. Julia was never afraid of anything. She loved animals, spending time with her friends, her mom, and her dad. I loved watching her grow into the beautiful young lady she has become. Julia is still smiling down on us all with God. Until we meet again.
Jennifer Kline
Friend
July 6, 2020
Sending our heartfelt thoughts, prayers and sympathy. May Julia's light continue to shine in everyone's hearts that ever met her and let the legacy of this amazing young lady continue on.
Love and prayers from the Mendon Zinsmasters'
DIANE ZINSMASTER
Coworker
July 3, 2020
We are truly so sad that your daughter has passed and our thoughts and prayers are with all at this time, the other John & Deb Hays
John Hays
Friend
July 2, 2020
Sending our love and condolences to Julia's extended family. Such a heartbreaking loss.
Katie Kemper and Scott DeLaney
Friend
July 2, 2020
A lovely young lady gone much too soon. Our heartfelt condolences to the family, with love,
Judy and Mel Mishkin
Judy Mishkin
Friend
July 1, 2020
Larry & Virginia Weaver
Coworker
June 30, 2020
Ron and Jean - Bill and I were so sad to hear the news. I cannot imagine your heartbreak. Please know that were are thinking of you and are so very sad for your loss.
Sue & Bill Mummery
Friend
June 30, 2020
Heartbroken for these parents, siblings, extended family and friends. What a wonderful ray of light she must have been to all!
Karen McConnell
Friend
June 30, 2020
The Hackman Family and the entire staff extend to you our most heartfelt sympathy.
Hackman Family Funeral Homes
June 30, 2020
James & Kimberly Deroshia
Coworker
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